(Closed) A short novella on how I got the perfect dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Awwww! I can’t compare to the awesomeness of your story, but I also felt that it seemed like the conclusion of my dress search was meant to be.

I went on a string of excursions, which went roughly as follows:

1) Went to a boutique in my college town shortly after getting engaged and tried on a Da Vinci one-shouldered chiffon gown that I thought might be the one, but was more than I wanted to pay.

2) Went to a local bridal salon and had a horrible experience where everything I tried on looked downright awful on me.

3) Went back to boutique #1 and still liked the dress, but wasn’t so sure it was the one.

4) Visited a David’s Bridal with my Future Mother-In-Law, had a hectic experience, and didn’t really love anything that was tried on.

5) Went to an Alfred Angelo across the street right after David’s where I tried on some princessy gowns, and had a lot of fun. I really liked a couple of the dresses and thought I might go back but I was torn. It was out of town.

6) The following Tuesday I had my fiance drop me off at another salon in my local area where they sold Alfred Angelo and Maggie Sottero gowns, of which there were a few styles I wanted to try on. I retried the AA gown I thought might be it and quickly nixed it, while running through a long string of gowns in under an hour and a half, none of which I came close to loving.

7) Since there was another salon down the street from #6, I thought I might as well walk down just in case I could find something there. It turned out that they carried a private label by G Kenneth Winston that I’d wanted to try on because it was close to another Alfred Angelo that wasn’t yet available in samples in my size. While going through the racks, the consultant/co-owner grabbed a new sample that had come in that looked very promising on the rack.

I tried on a few dresses first and some were quite pretty, but not it. Then I stepped into the new sample she had pulled and before she even laced it all of the way, I knew it was THE dress. I stepped out in it and could not stop smiling.

The part of it that seemed like it was meant to be was that the sample was brand new. It was literally never tried on before I came into the salon, which I know because the corset string was still in its original bundling. And, it was in my size. So I was able to buy the sample, and all it will need is to be taken in slightly in the bust and hemmed. As for the price, it was the same as the original dress that I was hesitant about. Except, this time I knew that it was worth it.

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